The summer is just getting started and you have a long time to enjoy color in the landscape made more beautiful with a continual visitation of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Just when our excitement for spring reached fever pitch, Mother Nature decided to amuse herself by playing cat-and-mouse with warmth.
The beauty of a container garden adds a special touch to summer relaxation, so building and caring for them shouldn’t take all your spare time.
The only way to satisfy the itch to see gardens is to embark on tours. Fortunately, garden tour season is almost upon us. Check out these in our area
Painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) are migrating into Colorado and large numbers of them have been spotted up and down the Front Range, according to Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University’s Extension Specialist in Entomology.
When it comes to finding reason to celebrate something, I’m up for some fun. Talk Like A Pirate day, National Donut day, World Penguin day – I’m ready. So when the National Garden Bureau announced that 2019 was the Year of the Pumpkin, I squealed aloud in delight.
If plants thrill you more than candy, consider adding mint to your garden this year. They’re easy to grow, so much so that care should be taken to keep them from becoming invasive.
Despite teasing weather from Mother Nature, area gardeners are gearing up for a new season of planting beautiful flowers, delicious fruits, and fresh vegetables. So it’s with joy that we celebrate the advent of local plant sales, each one supporting good causes in the community while supplying us with the flowers and foliage we crave. Take a look at area sales and the groups they support.
If you’ve been wringing your hands over the onslaught of thugs attacking our trees and wondering how you can help, the time has arrived for you to take action. One simple act will go a long way to keeping our urban forest thriving: plant a tree.
A good lawn is the secret to being the envy of the neighborhood, having increased property value, and a happy and fulfilling life. Take advantage of the warming days by indulging in a little lawn care.
If your tool shed is crammed with items, it’s time for spring cleaning and lending a helping hand to other gardeners.
After an abnormally dry year with much of Colorado in a drought, a local nonprofit is challenging Boulder County homeowners to rethink their grassy landscapes to help conserve water.
To get a backyard vineyard, you need plants that are tough, strong and able to live where the grapes can survive the Front Range.
March brings with it dreams of spring and all the promise of a bountiful summer. After long, cold weeks, the time is here for gardeners to start seeds of their favorite plants. When you start your own seeds, the world of possibilities opens to new varieties not found in stores. Plus, you can do a little plant name dropping when talking to your neighbors.
Houseplants have long been loved as a way to bring some of the warmth and comfort of the natural world indoors. A touch of green, living things softens harsh indoor environments and sooths the soul as we navigate stressful daily lives.
Winter is here, and I’m dreaming of a Game of Thrones garden. There will be dragons in my beds, along with wolves, stags, and lions.
If you’re looking to changeup your landscape by going back to natives, check out Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants, Saturday, February 16 at the Tivoli Turnhalle, Auraria Campus, Denver.